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headlines on r.t. international washington blames russia for the current escalating diplomatic crisis . blames congress for relations with moscow. transcripts of president calls with world leaders to the media raising fears over u.s. national security and this is the head of an anticipated crackdown on authorized disclosures. and the opposition in venezuela says it will refuse to vacate part of the country's controversial newly elected constituent assembly prepares for its.
news team here at r.t. international a very warm welcome to you. the u.s. state department has blamed russia for a new low in relations with moscow this following the latest sanctions bill the president signed on wednesday. has details. for some reason during today's press briefing the u.s. state department spokes person seem to believe that russia is to blame for souring ties between the two countries are you saying that russia is to blame for the low in relations right now. russia's been involved in a lot of activities a lot of activities that are very concerning i know to many of you and to many americans whether it is election related activities or their activities in ukraine
they've also harassed u.s. diplomats there i mean there are a whole host of things president term power would beg to differ he took to twitter to say about it is in fact congress's fault but america's relationship with moscow is at an all time low on wednesday trump signed off on a new often new sanctions against russia despite having serious objections to the bill only because the house and the senate both overwhelmingly approved the law as it legislation effectively tying his hands but tom didn't go down quietly after signing he released a statement saying that he found the bill both unconstitutional and seriously flawed why we favor tough measures to punish and deter aggressive and this debilitating behavior by iran north korea and russia this legislation is significantly flawed and its haste to pass the legislation the congress included a number of clearly unconstitutional provisions. a number of provisions to displace the president's exclusive constitutional authority so by approving the sanctions trump was forced to go against his own constitutional beliefs both trump and his
secretary of state rex tillerson warned beforehand that these new measures were the wrong move and it seems like they couldn't have been more right and while it's not clear how playing the blame game is helping the situation it is obvious that these sanctions are causing more harm than good especially here in d.c. the one way congress can put a check on trump's powers is by stopping him from lifting and see russia restrictions the new door requires the president to obtain congressional approval for any such move and earlier we discussed the growing political crisis in washington with the a patrol. i guess no president would like to be donald trump shoes right now times really are getting tough as they can get for the president you know being america's top man in charge but at the same tommy think of it not being able to exercise his power and even worse being cornered into making the decisions he doesn't want to make just to keep order and as we've been hearing from the white
house spokesperson who's been explaining that very signature under that sanctions bill the president signed that countering america's adversaries sanctions act congress has encroached on the power of the presidency and he signed it in the interest of national unity as we have been seeing both the democrats will that is kind of obvious but also of course the republican party which is technically trumps party teaming up against the president and giving him quite a drubbing month after month week after week and the criticism and the pressure has been building up what was proposed yesterday is not what this party stands for i worry about the president's understanding of some of these issues. and so race baiting zina phobic religious bigot and a ludicrous pretends for his hate campaign this president does not care about the united states of america so in these kind of circumstances under so much pressure
it is little surprise that donald trump is giving in to the congress and you might argue that this really puts america on the brink of a constitutional crisis. the editor of a lot of things should have been more clear about his opposition to the sanctions bill. you know the president i guess felt that he had to sign that horrendous sanctions bill and remember sanctions are acts of war under international law however what he should have done is exactly what george bush i hate the recommending george bush did you should have said as he signed the bill he should have said i don't intend to enforce this of course because i believe it's unconstitutional so what trump should have done is just ignored it this is not unprecedented and there are plenty of times when congress felt the president was doing bad stuff i must say i fear the most is feeling he now has to become another war president and making war against many more different kinds of countries talk to
think of trump in that sense he seems like such a powerful guy maybe they've got him on the ropes maybe this is who knows what's ahead i fear it's not good for americans for russians for the chinese people for anybody in this whole world. but as well an opposition saying the country's parliament will refuse to dissolve even if ordered to by the newly voting constituent assembly which is set to hold its inaugural session on friday the international community has also weighed in with its concerns the u.s. has been the most vocal branding last sunday's vote illegitimate and president windows leadership as a dictatorship and that's what i guess he explains i washington is often quick so apply that. little the jew know there is actually two ways to become a dictator there is the obvious way brutally oppressed your people crush dissent and rule with an iron fist method to annoy america
yesterday's illegitimate elections confirm that madeira is a dictator who disregards the will of the venezuelan people that's going to hurt when the us brands you a dictator all bets are off even if you really aren't one and he claim of your crimes is taken as fact international law stops working or your enemies suddenly get a lot of money and in many cases shiny new guns called the sea of uncles in syria we have ramped up on military assistance to the syrian opposition remember what happened to saddam will assad blame them foot anything and it will stick the name of the game was regime change exporting democracy and that's a heck of a lot easier when you portray the other guy as the cartoon villain syrian dictator
bashar. assad is a war criminal thugs and a murderer like bashar. it's already begun their equating duro to kim jong un that's crazy talk you might think there are no concentration camps political executions in venezuela there are elections which in the past of being somewhat fair right but dora himself he joins a very exclusive club including mr mcgarvie. and and and kim jong un in terms of the rule repression of his people yeah that's bull but what about this guy. by the king of saudi arabia his opponents tortured and executed in public his family controlled everything in saudi arabia he has deprived his people of freedom democracy choice talk about dancing with the
devil. what does washington do sells hundreds of billions of dollars worth of weapons to saudi arabia how's that for double standards us foreign policy is entirely hypocritical i mean they only characterize government says dictatorial our author a tarion when they're not favorable to us interests us maintains close ties and supports the monarchy in saudi arabia that's one of the biggest abusers of human rights in the world when it comes to putting labels on governments and other nations it all depends on who's a friend or a foe of the united states sad isn't it you can rule oppress and kill all
you want without repetitions but only if you bend the need to washington. you can do none of that and still wind up being called a dictator. well regarding evidence way south american countries are unhappy about the situation there are one of the region's biggest trading blocs is expected to suspend venezuela indefinitely and i'll continue in president obama has called for sanctions to be imposed on iran as well and. now with the u.s. justice department expected to declare war on leaks later on friday the trump administration has been hit by yet another scandal over an unauthorized disclosure the washington post published two transcripts of the american president's phone calls with foreign leaders which took place back in january according to the call records that his mexican counterpart and wreak a penny and yet oh stop publicly saying that his country will not pay for the
proposed wall on the u.s. mexican border report also revealed trump's disagreements with australian prime minister malcolm turnbull over a refugee resettlement deal my position has been and will continue to be very firm seeing that mexico cannot pay for that wall but you cannot say that to the press the press is going to go with that and i cannot live with can't you cannot say that to the press because i cannot negotiate under those circumstances this is a big deal it is really really important to us that we maintain it it does not oblige you to take one person that you do not want this is going to kill me i am the world's greatest person that does not want to let people into the country we talked to jim trusts a former u.s. diplomat who believes that leaks like this undermine u.s. national security. what could be more damaging if that the president united states cannot talk to a foreign leader frankly without fear of his public comments going public or those
of the person he's talking to how do you conduct diplomatic business which should be the top priority of the president and i think the leaking of this information just just simply shows this kind of remaining like we have here in washington that nothing is too bad to do to this president he's such an illegitimate such a bad president that all the rules can be broken and this criminal activity this criminal leaking is sure why not it's actually patriotic to do that watching on t.v. international thanks for joining us so far a german rescue boat with migrants on board is seized by italian authorities want to shed some light on that just i'm.
just stand down in this is this you need to be the first one on top of the story or the person with the loudest voice so the biggest read. to stand this is just the dance the right questions and the right answer. this. economy is. no. business. business. it's not business is huge it's like it's never been.
thanks for joining us here on our national. moral in. positive development the wreck or gains on the american stock market for the president's joy might be short lived. the u.s. stock market is riding high and there's no one more happy about it than the man in the oval office the stock market hit an all time record high today over twenty two thousand we've picked up substantially now more than four trillion dollars in net worth in terms of our country our stocks our companies well that sounds great right well that depends on who you ask first let's quiz the movers and shakers here on wall street what do you think of the spike in the markets the donald trump's been talking about look it's obviously great news that the economy is doing well i think that's generally a good vibe for everyone you know on the other hand i think it's not unusual for a new administration to sometimes won't take credit for
a trend that might have surfaced in the previous one this is are looking to see that there's going to be no more regulation and they're happy to see that. the market is following suit stewing outstanding it's setting records so it's doing very well yes but the average american doesn't really share their enthusiasm i think a lot of people are suffering i think china to go union jobs like you know i mean everybody everybody is inside of the opinion but from what i've seen like. we're all struggling a lot of people don't have jobs. the jobs you know housing and everything is the last of everything is going downhill so now all of us some he comes in office the stock market is zooming sky high. but then everything else is going low why a people minimum wage so that seven fifty maybe the working classes have a reason to be skeptical stocks all around the world are tanking because of the crisis on wall street over the past few weeks many americans have failed anxiety about their finances and their future tonight people who stand for twenty years and
they're losing their jobs and he's going to go out disease that's the right thing to say i did not run for office to be helping out a bunch of you know fat cat bankers on wall street on and on and on regulator after regulator they either chose not to act or term. turned a blind eye to what was actually going it was a lack of regulation that many people blame for the chaos that took place back in two thousand and eight but fast forward to today president trump says that too much regulation is the problem we have had regulation that's been so bad. so out of line that it's really hurt our country and as you see on a daily basis we're getting rid of regulation now not everyone agrees with the president on that a recent report from the public advocacy group called public citizen had this to say bankers and bank industry lawyers now controlling policy and regulation trump has begun dismantling the guardrails they're meant to protect the public from wall
street the trumpet ministrations changes would make americans more vulnerable to the sort of reckless bets that appended the economy in two thousand and eight and two scams men scrupulous bankers but trump says that this is just the beginning what we're going to be doing over the next six months will be incredible we've signed more bills and i'm talking about through the legislature than any president ever yes everybody agrees that two thousand and eight was a big mess with the question on people's minds now is is the current spike in the market held by trump just a rise getting ready for a big fall. r.t. new york jon lester brunton legal says that giving too much power to the banks could easily result in another market crash. it's the same attitude that led to two thousand and eight. the banking sector is notoriously bad at judging its own risk it's one of the reasons why you need strong regulations on banks and the
trumpet ministration doesn't seem interested in you know really paying any attention to the financial sector beyond like just let them do what they want to do and we've seen what happens when they do what they want to do they crash the economy they put a bunch of people out of work suicide to go up and you know you get occupy wall street trump is crowing a lot about how the stock market is doing very well under him but the fact is he has nothing to do with it the only thing that trump has been able to do mostly is to scare the market. with various regulations. if you are a conservative living in california and tired of the liberal ways in your home state you might have a way out a company called conservative move launched in may aims to help families from all over america relocate to texas state known for its traditional values it's already
been flooded with inquiries most of them from californians found paul szabo says that the golden state just isn't what it used to be. today california is completely different it's a mess they have some of the worst schools in the country there roadways are falling apart and property crime and violent crime is on the rise and good paying jobs are hard to find so we've only been around now for a little over a month and the business has just exploded over two thousand five hundred families have signed up over one thousand five hundred of those are from california alone the demand is very high the problem in america is that the liberal elite these these coastal democrats these limousine liberals if you will live along the coastal region of new york to san francisco to l.a. and they control now the democrat party in america and the democrat party is no
longer made up of moderates they are made up of very radical extremists who are pushing a dangerous agenda in america and they harm our communities to increase crime and they make it more difficult for families to earn a living the democrats twenty years ago in america they don't exist in america anymore we also got reaction from locals in both california and texas is what they had to say about the idea of conservative migration. as a bringing their. skills are bringing their. hard work and dedication here i mean if they can make in california they can definitely make it here maybe the souls. of the pioneer are more destructive. conservative or republican being a liberal public and a far as a person i think people are different regardless so i would accept that just
california you know either accept it or don't accept it and move on with your life forever they're happy then that's where they're happy. twenty past here in moscow recent figures show a marked increase in the number of children in the u.k. calling for help out of fear of being forced into arranged marriage was the data was collected by a leading british children's charity the and asked p.c.c. if the decisions be made to feel being told when you marry where you marry who you marry that's. supposedly nice is available to help you make a start. he says there's been a twelve percent increase in counseling sessions relating to arranged marriage compared with the previous year the web page dedicated to the issue has received over six thousand hits there's also been an increase in the actual number of forced child marriages new figures show a seventeen percent increase in the u.k.
in just a year the majority of the children were from countries where such as early marriages are part of the culture is one goal story. my parents are talking about taking me back to my home country to get married but i don't want to they get violent when i don't do what they want i want to leave home by they'd never agree to it i just want to leave in the most teenage life but they will let me. another girl just was locked in a room when she was sixteen often she refused to marry a man picked by her parents she ran away with her boyfriend and stopped talking to her family later she found out that one of us sisters who got married at fifteen had later committed suicide we spoke to president. people believe because we're a democracy because we have to look through all these things couldn't possibly be how mean in england clearly they are but it's very important to know forced marriage and underage use is fundamentally against every religion be islam seeks
the more hindu is the fundamental he speaks out against it but the victims are not . so families which used these guys just a few creations but we need to send out very strong messages that in britain it's a criminal offense to force and to marriage and this is not acceptable in any religion tradition or culture but i'm victims need to know that they haven't been tool because it's not in the interest of the family to tell. because it would empower them. italian authorities have seized a boat belonging to a german group rescuing migrants or show you some footage of released by the italian coast guard which shows authorities and pounding the ship the vessel was intercepted on wednesday as part of a government initiative designed to counter the surge of migrants mostly africans trying to reach italy from libya officials claim a crew members from the boat while working with people smugglers. here you've got
the in several cases these interventions see by the boats were carried out not to save people who find themselves in imminent danger but simply to pick up people a schoolteacher by libyan traffickers and comes off to italy presented a controversial code of conduct away groups the code demands a police presence on n.g.o.s vessels and bans the transfer of refugees to other ships in fact a phone call was off flares from ngo vessels are now begun as they could be used to signal when it's safe to send a boat to sea but six out of nine n.g.o.s operating in the mediterranean have refused to sign this document my colleague kate partridge discussed the issue with italian journalist mark cello for and martin dolls or was a german left wing politician. oh in the moment europe is responsible for the destructions in africa a lot and look at that it's necessary to open legal ways for refugees but europe
children people to countries like italy like spain like portugal with a problem but all european countries should take responsibility and so will the people who. are members on this ship and on other refugee headboards as well they just want to save lives because in the last ten years several small than forty thousand people dying in the mediterranean sea and they just don't want to see the people to see very clearly that this is not a you money tell you help is not the money that an s.o.s. but it's helping those people arriving in italy and the refugees that are. paying huge sums to human traffic us this is immoral and i would say that it is true that. the destruction of libya was a mistake of historical mistake but i don't see why contra single country like he thought he should pay the price for it so it's a huge problem neatly and finally the government decided to take some action to
stop this kind of this one activist who was on board the empowered refugee rescue ship told us what happened. this interrogation started spontaneously without the presence of a lawyer only witnesses we discovered that the boat was being searched at that stage we decided to go to the boat and not to declare our intentions in front of the police after a long and meticulous search we were let go but i want to stress that we were free to leave at any time and at this stage the investigation into aiding illegal migrants remains ongoing torts on known persons each of the crew nor the ngo has been formally accused of anything it's a busy day for news or an r.t. international it all continues in half an hour. welcome to the twilight zone it would seem this is the place where debbie
wassermann schultz resides works and even conspires she's at the center of a growing scandal that includes ethics violations fraud and gross mishandling a sensitive government documents and guess what none of this is being blamed on russia. he said. basically. in the. review of this is. really talking to. them. to get it right. and that a lot of the time. but i'm going to. get a lot of us up the money into. giving the money i left my. home and. just save the. lives of the long. haul that that should be made by. other
people that was on. our. he's been called one of america's most influential conservative thinkers dinesh d'souza is here on this edition of. the problem to get out larry king he's been a leading voice in america's conservative movement and with his latest work he claims that the democratic left not donald trump all the real fascists in the united states he's a bestselling author and documentary maker did mr sousa his newest book and i have it right here is in titled the big lie exposing the nazi roots of the american left
thanks for joining us today as we'll get to the book in a little while what do you make of the current shakeup at the white house well i think that it's a reflection of the fact that trump is a an outsider he's coming from. a space that's kind of remote from normal politics i expected there to be some convulsions and sure enough we're seeing a little bit of convulsion a little bit of chaos but that doesn't mean porton things are not being accomplished at the same time like well i think the most important thing is the is the fact that at least from my point of view. it's essential he saved the supreme court if you're a member of a supreme court nominations were very traumatic for bush they were difficult for reagan reagan couldn't get the bork nomination through handled the gore such nomination would supreme apply.